Donnerstag, 27. November 2008

Rolando at the Bambi award 2008

Rolando was at the Bambi award 2008 at Offenburg today. He was Plácido Domingo's laudator who got the bambi in the category classic.

I watched the show and I was so so happy to see Rolando ! His german is nearly perfect and his words were very personal and really honest. Thank you Rolando for being like you are: Just wonderful...

So here's finally the english translation of the video

Dear ladies and gentlemen y caballero!

Im very happy to be here. I am very honoured to be a friend of the next laureate. If he were an athlete, his successes would speak for themselves. He has sung in countless premiers at the grandest opera houses in the world, he has sung for the largest audience, has had the longest ovation, the most CD recordings, he has sung over 130 role. In conclusion, the list of his achievments is "e spectacular" ! But he isnt an athlete, and his art cannot be measured in numbers or records, it can only be experienced. E Chihuahua Maestro !
Maestro Plácido Domingo changed the world of opera. He combined the musician, the singer the actor. He is the complete singer and performer. Shortly after I participated in his talent competition, Operalia, I travelled to New York for an audition. There I met Maestro Domingo at the Metropolitan Opera and he asked me about my plans for the next day. My wife and I were staying for a few days in New York and he invited us spontaneously to Washington to attend his rehearsals together with him for "Le cid", in which he sang the lead role. Seeing him rehearse was one of the most important experiences I had as a young performer. Maestro Domingo combines his experience as a great opera performer with the ambition and fire of a young newcomer who has just received his first chance. He lives 100 % present in every moment. Only a burning soul can achieve all this, only an extraordinary talent together with an indefatigable passion can achieve all this. He has devoted his soul completely to music and drama, he combines his soul with his colleagues and yours, the audience. This Bambi is for a friend, and mentor, who is probably the greatest and most influential singer and performer of today.

He is one of the greatest tenors of all time. Plácido Domingo inspires his audience to true rapture. With the "Three Tenors" he entered into musical history - It is just fantastic that I am able to bring the cultures together with my music. Furthermore he campaigns with all his power for disadvantaged people and donates proceedings of his concerts to charity. Plácido Domingo fills opera houses just like the worlds biggest stadiums. With his wonderful voice and his warm-hearted aura he sings into the souls and the hearts of millions of people.

The classical Bambi, for 2008, goes to Plácido Domingo.

Thank you very much, thank you very much dear ladies and gentleman. Its a great honour for me...

I Capuleti e i Montecchi on CD

The complete recording of Anna's concertant performance of I Capuleti e I Montecchi with Elina Garanca as Roméo at the Konzerthaus Vienna in April this year will be released at Deutsche Grammophon in February 2009 on CD.

I'm looking really forward to this CD, can't wait to buy it =)

Dienstag, 25. November 2008

Latest news about Anna

The austrian magazine TT published an article about Anna with extracts of an interview with the german professional magazine "Opernglas" about the following life with Tiago and the afraid of loosing her voice during her pregnancy. Click here to read the whole article in german.

Anna Netrebko wants to cut down: "Family life is the most important thing"
Opera star Anna Netrebko (37) wants to cut down after the birth of her son and reduce the number of her performances.

Hamburg - "I don't want carring more about the people on stage and backstage as for my own child, that I give to the nanny" said the opera diva Anna Netrebko at an interview with the professional magazine Das Opernglas (in the december's issue). "This is an appalling imagination!"

The russian soprano gave birth to a healthy boy at the beginning of september. Tiago Arua's father is the urugayan bass baritone Erwin Schrott (36).

"Our child should simply be a totally normal child", said Netrebko. Arranging career and family life will although not be easy.

"But I have already checked out how my colleagues manage this. If they manage it, I should be able to manage this, too especially I have a wonderful partner at my side, who is actually still more crazy about babies then myself."

The most important for her and Erwin Schrott is an intact and constant family life, said Netrebko. In the first years will the child presumably travel with them.

"But if the school will begin, we have to tought about in which country we want to live." Austria "is absolutely fantastic" but also Spain has a good chance.

After the babybreak Netrebko wants to return on stage in january 2009 with Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor". She will sing Lucia in St. Petersburg and at the Met in New York.

"The dream team/couple of the opera" don't want to give collective concerts. "We aware don't want to mix private life and career too much" said Netrebko.

During her pregnancy she was afraid of loosing her voice, tells the operasinger. "At the 4th month I had interim anguish of loosing her. I needed much more time to recreat myself between two performances."

But it turned out to be that the reason was a pregnancy caused lack of iron.

I hope that the translation is ok =)

Montag, 24. November 2008

Rolando's "Monteverdi concert"

Rolando's "Monteverdi concert" from 23rd June 2008 at the St.Denis cathedrale in Paris will be broadcast on 30th november on the german-french TV channel Arte from 19.00 o'clock till 19.45 o'clock.

Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
Interpreters: Patrizia Ciofi, Rolando Villazón, Topi Lehtipuu
Orchestra: Le Concert d´Astrée
TV direction: Andreas Morell

Programm: Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda and arias out of Monteverdis "Scherzi musicali"

Thanks to dvedas for the information

Samstag, 22. November 2008

Rolando's latest interview

Here you can read Rolando's latest interview with the "Times online" magazine. The interview was made because Rolando will stay on stage for 7 performances of "Les contes d'Hoffmann" (The Tales of Hoffmann) from 25th november till 13th december at the ROH.

I think it's a very good interview, hope you enjoy it, too =)

Four years ago a hurricane blew on to the stage of the Royal Opera House. The opera was Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, the staging a creaky production still best known for its association with Plácido Domingo, who had sung the title role when it was new in 1980. But now it finally had a star worthy to succeed him, a dishevelled figure who stumbled down the stairs on his first stage entry in a frighteningly convincing display of inebriation, and proceeded to thrill us all evening with his reckless charisma.

His name was Rolando Villazón, a Mexican tenor, like Domingo, and possessed, like Domingo, of a darkly baritonal voice wedded to a magnetic stage presence. Suddenly we had a fitting vehicle for the demonic, pathetic, obsessive role of Hoffmann, the poet who can’t separate his Gothic fantasies from his own hopeless life.

Villazón’s performance, his Covent Garden debut, catapulted him into the stratosphere. “It’s one of the most beautiful memories of my career,” he says. I was there, too, and perhaps the most endearing sight was Villazón jumping up and down with excitement as he received his ovation.

Villazón still wears his heart on his sleeve. I think my Dictaphone will never be the same after an hour in close proximity to his exclamations and huge repertoire of quirky sound effects, which fulfil a vital function in propping up his vibrant but sometimes restricted English. But when I meet him at the Royal Opera House during rehearsals for his second Covent Garden run as Hoffmann, opening on Tuesday, he is troubled. “The story of Hoffmann should tell something that goes beyond just a good night at the opera,” he says, eyebrows twitching. “It’s beyond aesthetic impression, beyond entertainment.”

In part this is Villazón’s deeply ingrained commitment to the drama. I ask him about singing the title role in Don Carlo, a punishing role that he took on in May at Covent Garden to very mixed reviews, and if he’s defensive it’s only because he felt he missed out on the dramatic rather than the vocal demands. “I think there was one performance when I had an allergy, which was frustrating for me, not because I was not able to sing the notes, but because I was not able to portray the character.”

But Villazón’s passionate belief in opera “beyond aesthetic impression” goes farther than just histrionics. Last year Villazón almost walked away from his entire career, taking five months off from opera entirely. It was an audacious move, made all the more mysterious because his record label, Deutsche Grammophon, and management kept so quiet about it. It also opened up a huge debate about the 24/7 pressures facing the 21st-cen-tury opera singer.

So, what happened? “I was exhausted! And it was not necessarily vocal cords. My iron levels were low, I was in pain every week. I was trying to be close to my family, but at the same time giving interviews, promoting CDs, and recording, rehearsing and learning roles – it’s too much. It’s very hard to control your career. It’s a psychological goal you have to reach, to be happy not doing all the new productions, and all the wonderful concerts, that it’s actually fine to say no to most of them.”

He insists the break wasn’t to do with any great defects in his voice: more likely, in fact, that it was the inevitable result of the intensity with which he takes on every project, be it a CD (his most recent release, the passionate but patchy Cielo e Mar, is a good example) or a staged opera. “I always knew that with my way of being there was going to be a moment of pain. I just never thought it was going to happen so soon.”

And yet what began as a simple rest cure has taken on deeper implications. Villazón, who when we meet is clutching a a dog-eared copy of Tolstoy’s What is Art?, wants opera, and his place in it, to change fundamentally. “When I stopped I could have stopped for five weeks. I stopped for half a year. I needed to think: why do I do this? Is it for vanity? Is it just for entertainment? No. We need to look for that message that lies in every real artwork.”

It’s a war Villazón is now actively waging, albeit a tad erratically. When he launched Cielo et Mar in the UK, at a lunchtime reception at the Royal Opera House, he insisted on treating his corporate hosts to a speech in which he railed against consumerism. He sings the same tune now, castigating not just himself, but the record industry, the public and the media for trivialising the art-form. “I think the art of singing has become like a sports event with all the celebrity around it. If the hype around opera singers is not sustained by real work and by real talent, it goes away. Fame used to be associated with respect.”

At no point does Villazón warm more to this theme, a colourful Jeremiad about the health of the Western world, than when I touch upon his much-discussed partnership with Anna Netrebko. The two prize assets of Deutsche Grammophon were aggressively marketed by the label as a duo, particularly in Germany and Austria, and until recently they sang together frequently on stage.

They also appear this Christmas in a glossy film adaptation of Puccini’s La Bohème. “A story was told through pictures about me and Anna that was not true or correct,” Villazón recently commented, an observation he now struggles to retract. “It was abused . . .” he concurs, before pausing, perhaps to consider what his label bosses might make of his words. “I think the CD label was just taking what journalism had done already – the ‘dream couple’, the ‘ traumpaar’ – and the whole thing that happened was born in the press. It sustained a couple of projects and then we go to perform with other artists. The danger is to make it all about that. But that’s the problem of our time. Fame obscures.”

I wonder just how much Villazón can really achieve of his twin goals: personal-professional balance, a recording career without the celebrity fluff. He talks of reducing commitments before revealing that he has just jetted off to Berlin to sing for Daniel Barenboim, “one of the most fulfilling nights of my life”. And he admits that image and personality not only bring new converts to opera, but are also essential on stage. “It’s a struggle. You need your individuality, you need a certain arrogance. You cannot just be an empty glass.”

Most of all I wonder whether Villazón really can overcome that “way of being”, that nerve-shredding focus on finding the drama in everything he takes part in. Could he, if only for the sake of his mental well-being, simply accept that opera might just be a job? “Yes, it’s a job, but it’s not a job. It doesn’t finish when you go home. You go home thinking of your character. Your kids go to school and then in the walk from school to home I keep asking myself – what is the purpose of art? It’s a way of living, being a performer.”

Thank Mrs Villazón, a psychologist, for bearing all this angst. “She has been the rock I can hold on to. Without her I would not be here.” So thank her, too, then, for this second crack at Hoffmann.“Four years ago it was still too much about my first Hoffmann, my first Covent Garden . . . it was still too much about Rolando Villazón. Now it’s going to be about Offenbach.” Just remember that after the ovations he’ll keep wondering whether he managed it.

Montag, 17. November 2008

Ticket for Anna

Today I got my ticket for Anna's concert on 10th July in Munich together with the russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky. I was very excited ! I hoped for a good place (I have already bought a ticket in the highest category) then I opened the letter and saw -> Alignment 18 place 3 block A3 (click here for the seating plan). To be honest, I was really disappointed first, because of alignment 18, but then I tought "Hey, anyhow I will sit in block A3and this is the best you can get, directly in front of the stage" I'm really looking forward to this concert, it will be the first time that I see Anna live (on stage). I hope that I will have a great view (I mean no big people in front of me xD) and that the weather will be fine, because it's an open-air concert. I'm very excited about the programm on this evening, I hope to hear "Meine Lippen Sie küssen so heiß" (My lips kiss with such a fire) from "Giuditta" and "Heia, in den Bergen" from "Die Csárdásfürstin (The gypsy princess)...ok, ok you're right I have sure many more favourites I would like her to sing ^^

Samstag, 15. November 2008

Report about "Souvenirs"

Here you can listen to a report on the german radio channel "Klassikradio" about "Souvenirs". The report include some short "interviews" with Anna.

Unfortunately, their are other songs between the report. I hope you will like it despite of this =)


Ps: I'm sorry for, that you have to download this before you can listen to, but I wasn't able to make it different. Sorry...

Thanks to dvedas for the information

Donnerstag, 13. November 2008

Anna and Rolando at the Salzburger Festspiele 2009

Like I announced already in "Anna's and Rolando's calendar" the programme of the Salzburger Festspiele 2009 was published yesterday. Unfortunately Anna and Rolando will not attend to any productions, not together and not seperated. I hoped that they will finally again attend to a concerted production at Salzburg - remember their last performance together was the Traviata and this is 3years ago now.

Anna will give a recital together with Daniel Barenboim on 17th August with songs from Riminisky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky. Rolando will give a concert conducted by Paul McCreesh on o2nd August with songs from Händel.

The impetus for tickets is always very huge, so if you want to get any tickets you should better hurry up ! Click here if you want to get on the Salzburger Festspiele page.

Mittwoch, 12. November 2008

Anna and Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Munich

Anna and the russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky will give an open-air concert on 10th July 2009 at the Königsplatz in Munich. The orchestra of the Mariinsky theater St.Petersburg will be conducted by Valéry Gergiev. Tickets are available since today. Click here for more information and for ticket ordering.

Thanks to dvedas for the information

Dienstag, 11. November 2008

Rolando's benefit concert at the state opera Berlin

Here you can watch a video with many photos of Rolando's benefit concert with Daniel Barenboim as conductor on sunday at the state opera Berlin. Thanks a lot for posting to MySamoyeds !

Anna's "La Traviata" in Zürich

Anna will debut at the Zürich opera as Violetta in "La Traviata" in April 2009. Like the swiss newspaper "Tagesanzeiger" wrote, the impetus for tickets was enormous. A real advance sale fell through completely, because of the written pre-advance sale impetus. 2200 tickets were available for the public sale, in spite of 3000 ticket orderings had to be declined. To read the whole story click here.

I can only hope that the impetus for the tickets for her recital at the Salzburger Festspiele 2009 together with conductor Daniel Barenboim will not be so enormous. Like I announced already in "Anna's and Rolando's calendar" the official programm will be published tomorrow and the ticket sale will begin !

Samstag, 8. November 2008

Anna's latest interview

Anna gives her latest interview to the austrian magazine "news". Hear you can read a short part of it.

News: How are you and how do you experience your new role as a mother ?

Netrebko: I'm feeling gorgeous. I love it to be mother and I'm totally besotted with Tiago. Certainly the whole routine is completely conformed to Tiago - he is still so young and must eat and sleep regularly. So we adapt us.

News: If you see Erwin Schrott on stage: Do you get aspiration to perform soon by yourself ? Do you miss the stage ?

Netrebko: I love my profession and I am sure looking forward to stay at the stage again. But at the moment I am more than content with my life.

News: Have you already again started to sing and how do get along with your voice ?

Netrebko: I maintain what I have dealed with namely that I definitely will not sing "really" two months after the nativity. Nobody could do this. Now I slowly start trying. But I know, nothing come back immediately. You have to work on it.

News: Are you afraid of that your voice is changing ?

Netrebko: I am not afraid of it at all. I have a strong technique and a good breath control. Although I hope that nothing will happen to my voice and that all will be ok. And when the voice will although be changing one day, I will account this for my repertoire.

I hope that the translation is ok =)

Covers of "Classical Love Songs" and "La Traviata" Blu-ray

The covers of the CD "Classical Love Songs" and the Blu-ray disc of "La Traviata" from the Salzburger Festspiele 2005 are published now.

Freitag, 7. November 2008

Élections de l'Opéra 2008

On the occasion of 30 years greatest music/artist by EMI Classics a new double CD called "Élections de l'Opéra 2008" will be released on 10th november. Rolando will sing their next other famous artists like Natalie Dessay, José Carreras or Angela Gheorghiu. To this inducement there will be a concert on 10th november at the Mogador theatre in Paris with Natalie Dessay.

Today release Anna's new album "Souvenirs"

Today release finally Anna's longish anticipated new solo Album "Souvenirs" at Deutsche Grammophon. A limited deluxe edition with postcards, a placard and a bonus DVD is available. Just listen to the album and enjoy it ! =)

Emmerich Kálmán: Heia, in den Bergen
The eponymous "csárdás princess" of Kálmán's ever-popular 1915 operetta Die Csárdásfürstin (in English usually, though imprecisely, called The Gypsy Princess) is Sylva Varescu, a Hungarian cabaret singer who becomes engaged to a prince. Sylva's dazzling opening number, sung on the stage of her chic Budapest nightclub, mixes Magyar exoticism with Viennese charm.

Richard Heuberger: Im chambre séparée
In the operetta Der Opernball, Heuberger's 1898 masterpiece, the housemaid Hortense disguises herself as a masked lady to attend a glamorous Parisian opera ball. In this seductive duet, she invites the attractive young naval cadet Henri to join her in a private room for a "tête à tête".

Franz Lehár: Meine Lippen, Sie küssen so heiss
In Lehár's bittersweet 1934 operetta Giuditta, the beautiful heroine abandons her husband to be with Octavio, an army captain. When he leaves her to pursue his military career, she becomes a night-club performer in North Africa - and a rather successful one, it would seem from this, the operetta's hit number.

Gustave Charpentier: Depuis le jour
The heroine of Charpentier's Louise is a Parisian dressmaker who has fallen in love with the bohemian poet Julien, but their relationship scandalizes her narrow-minded parents. In this, the opera's most famous aria, Louise tells her lover that her life has become one of indescribable happiness since she met him. At the end of the opera she abandons her parents to live with him - a surprisingly modern ending for an opera written in the 1890s.

Jacques Offenbach: Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour (Barcarolle)
In Offenbach's 1881 opera Les contes d'Hoffmann, we witness the poet E.T.A. Hoffmann's doomed love-affairs in three cities. This famous duet, sung by the courtesan Giulietta and Hoffmann's friend Nicklausse (a mezzo role), is set on a Venetian lagoon. Offenbach originally composed it for his ill-fated romantic opera Die Rheinnixen, but it found a happier home in this, his last and greatest work.

Richard Strauss: Cäcilie
Strauss presented this ravishing song to the soprano Pauline de Ahna, his bride-to-be, on the day before their wedding in 1894. The text was the poet Heinrich Hart's tribute to his own wife, Cäcilie. Although Strauss and his spouse were opposites in temperament - he was phlegmatic and de Ahna fiery - this ecstatic piece proved prophetic of their long union.

Edvard Grieg: Solveig's song
Solveig is the patient and long-suffering love of Peer Gynt's life, but he abandons her to seek adventure in the world. Solveig nevertheless sings of her love for Peer in this haunting lullaby, composed by Grieg for the first performance of Ibsen's play in 1876.

André Messager: Lorsque je n'étais qu'une enfant
In Messanger's 1907 opera Fortunio - a great success at Pari's Opéra-Comique - Jacqueline is using the naive young Fortunio as a decoy to draw attention from her real love affair with a soldier. When Fortunio reveals how deeply he loves her, she rejects him.

Antonín Dvorák: Kdyz mne stará matka
Dvorák composed a cycle of Gypsy Melodies to texts by the poet Adolf Heyduk in 1880, and this sweetly sentimental ballad from the set has become his best-known song, famous in English under the title Songs My Mother Taught Me. He made this Czech version of the song soon after setting the original German text.

Richard Strauss: Wiegenlied - Lullaby
Strauss composed this rapt, haunting lullaby in 1899 to a poem by Richard Dehmel, and dedicated it to his friend Mme. Marie Rösche (née Ritter). The accompaniment was originally for piano, but Strauss himself later adapted it for orchestra.

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Ne veter, veya s visoti
Not the wind, blowing from the heights
This charming song, comparing the effect of the wind on the poet's body to the effect that his beloved has on his soul, was composed in 1897 to a text by Count Aleksei Tolstoy (a relation of the novelist Leo Tolstoy). This, and the following song, are both orchestrated here for the first time.

Nikolai Rimsky-Karsakov: Plenivshis' rozoy, solovey
Eslaved by the rose, the nightingale
Rimsky-Korsakov wrote his Oriental romance in 1866, and dedicated it to Malvina, the wife of his friend and fellow-composer César Cui. The words are from an 1831 poem by Aleksei Kol'tsov, written in imitation of the style of the literary giant Aleksandr Pushkin. With its sinuous faux-oriental melody, it reflects the fascination with the eastern reaches of the empire which pervaded Russian culture at the time.

Schlof sche, mein Vögele - Sleep well, my little bird
Very little is known about the origins of this traditional Yiddish lullaby, but its sad and tender beauty has ensured that it touches hearts whenever it is performed.

Andrew Lloyd Webber: Pie Jesu
Lloyd Webber's 1985 Requiem was written as a response to the harrowing plight of Cambodian orphans in the early 1980s, as well as to the death of his father in 1982. It was an immediate success, and later won a Grammy. The Pie Jesu, a duet for soprano and boy treble, also rose surprisingly high in the UK pop charts.

Reynaldo Hahn: L'énamourée - The loved one
The Venezuelan-born Hahn composed his first song aged eight and entered the Paris Conservatoire at ten. This exquisite and pensive melody dates from 1892, when he was still only 17.

Carlos Guastavino: La rosa y el sauce
Guastavino's reputation is based almost entirely on his songs. Luscious, tonal and influenced by folk music, they have been enormously popular in the composers's native Argentina since the 1940s - La rosa y el sauce (The Rose and the Willow) from 1942 is one of the best known. In recent decades their appeal has been spreading around the rest of the world.

Gerónimo Giménez: La tarántula é un bicho mú malo
Giménez's zarzuela (a form of Spanish operetta with a high proportion of dialogue) La tempranica (The Headstrong Girl) was a huge hit at its premiere in Madrid in 1900. It tells the story of María, a young gypsy who falls in love with a nobleman but who comes to realize that their love is impossible. La tarántula, a lively zapateado (a Spanish dance in triple time), is performed as a diversion by María's brother Grabié, a trouser role.

Luigi Arditi: Il bacio
The italian composer, violinist and the conductor Luigi Arditi toured the world before deciding to settle down in London in his 30s. It was there that he wrote this, his most popular song, in 1860. Il bacio (The Kiss) has been a favourite ever since among singers possessing a good coloratura technique.

The following two videos are about the recording of "Souvenirs". The first video shows the recording of "Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour" (Barcarolle) together with latvian mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca and the second video shows the recording of "Heia, in den Bergen".

If you click here you can watch another video about the recording. There are short interviews with Anna, Emmanuel Villaume, Elina Garanca, Andrew Swait and Anna's vocal couch Elena Matusovskaya. Furthermore you can watch parts of the recording of "Pie Jesu", "Barcarolle" and "Heia, in den Bergen".

Donnerstag, 6. November 2008

Original signature of Anna and Rolando

Like I have already posted, I wrote to NFP because I wanted to know more about the release of "La Bohème" on DVD. They answered my question AND they said that if I will give them my adress they will send me a "little gift". I thought sure why not. So today I got round and long packet. So I thought oh this could maybe be the placard of Bohème, very nice. Then I opened the packet and it was really the poster. Then I rolled the placard out and saw that it is a original signed filmplacard !!! I can not describe the feelings I had in this moment ! Unbelievable... I'm so so happy ! =) The most wonderful "little gift" I have ever got in my whole life ! Thanks so much !

Rolando's signature

Anna's signature

News about Bohème

"La Bohème" will soon take place in the english, japanese, slovacian, czech and new zealand's cinemas.
For more detailed information look to Carlo's blog or to Villazonistas.

I'm very, very happy that much more people in the world will soon have the opportunity to watch Bohème in the cinema !

Montag, 3. November 2008

Release of Bohème

I couldn't found out detailed information about the release of "La Bohème" on DVD, so I decided to write an email to NFP the film distribution of Bohème. They answered me that normally it lasts approximately half a year till the films will be published on DVD. I'm a little bit disappointed that I will be able to buy Bohème not till march/april, because some german/austrian medias talked about a release already before Christmas.
Now my parents must look for another christmas gift for me =)

Sonntag, 2. November 2008

Anna's latest interview

Anna gives an interview in the lastest issue of the spanish magazine XLSemanal. For reading click here

Unfortunately I don't speak spanish, so I couldn't make a translation like the last time.

Thanks to Theresa for the information


For an english translation of the whole interview look at Carlo's blog. Big thank you to Carlos for it !